Prescott finished his campaign with 4,902 passing yards, one yard short of Romo's record set in 2012. One yard.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones feels remorse for Prescott for not getting that one yard needed to break the record.
“It really breaks my heart that Dak didn’t get that record — by what, a yard? A yard,” Jones said on Sunday, via Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk. “I would’ve gone out there and run a route for him at that time to get that yard. He deserves that. And I like the boy who’s got the record.”
In Dallas' win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday, Prescott threw for 303 yards, his seventh such feat of the 2019 season. That accomplishment made him third in franchise history for most 300 yard games in a single-season.
In 2012, Romo's Cowboys went 8-8. Prescott matched the record in 2019. What did that result in? Losing the NFC East and, subsequently, not going to the playoffs for the second time in Prescott's four year NFL career.
Prescott should get another shot at getting to break the record in 2019. Though a free agent after the season, the Cowboys have given no indication that they will not resign him to a long-term deal in March or before. It would be silly for them to let go of their promising young franchise quarterback.
Perhaps in 2020, Dak Prescott will hit it. Probably with a new head coach.
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